First of all, thanks to everyone who commented on the birthday candle card and Any Hero card. If it weren't for wanting to honor copyright laws, I'd publish the inspiration card for last post's birthday card. The Leisure Arts book Card Sketches for Paper Crafters is carried by Archivers -- or can be purchased at Amazon -- if you're interested in checking it out.
It's been a busy weekend. But, I still managed to carve out a little crafting time this weekend. :)
So, what do stars, Elmo, and Christmas trees have in common? They've all been the focus of this weekend's crafting activity!
Card 1: Your Courage Inspires Me
The first card is an Any Hero card inspired by this week's OWH sketch and this week's Midweek Throwdown challenge to make a card in red, white, and blue.
|Paper: We R Memory Keepers Red, White & Blue; AC blue cardstock; Bazzill watermelon cardstock|
Sentiment: Stamper's Best in Distress Ink Vintage Photo
Tools and Techniques: star punch, heat embossing with clear powder
Card 2: Elmo
The inspirations for this shaped card were: 1) a similar card posted by Sandy a few months ago and 2) this week's Casual Friday challenge to create a card with something torn.
|Paper: AC Cardstock|
Techniques: tearing paper
Tools: Creative Memory circle, circle punches, corner rounder
Next time, I'm going to try and use smaller strips -- maybe quilling papers. And, I think I will fan the strips out in a circular pattern around the nose area and vary the strip lengths a little bit more.
It's also worth mentioning that the white circles are 4-plyed so that they won't bend easily while in transit -- or while in the hands of a little one. :)
All in all, I was pretty pleased with the way this little guy turned out. :)
Card 3: Season's Greetings
The last card is part of a set I'm making for next month's craft fair.
|Paper: Authentique, AC black cardstock|
Sentiment: Hero Arts in Distress Ink Black Soot; Gems: Core-dinations Nightfall
Tree: Hero Arts in clear powder using VersaMark
Tools and Techniques: border punch, heat embossing
I'm hoping to get a few more Season's Greetings card done tonight. We'll see...
Have a great week. Thanks for visiting and happy scrappin'!